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Labor Day Mishaps

S05.51XA — Penetrating wound with foreign body of right eyeball, initial encounter W39.XXXA — Discharge of firework, initial encounter Y92.833 — Campsite as the place of occurrence of the external cause In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you…

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The RBRVS is (and has Been) Evolving

Most reimbursement, one way or another, directly or indirectly is based on the RBRVS. The RBRVS updates and changes. It is doing so now quite rapidly! If you have not updated your billed charges in the last year or so, it is time to do so! Compare your billed charges to the current RBRVS and…

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Practice Good Skin Care This Summer!

L55.0 —Sunburn of first degree L55.1 —Sunburn of second degree L55.2 — Sunburn of third degree L55.9 — Sunburn, unspecified In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the new and expanded code set and the additional clinical…

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The 'F' word: Fraud

Remember: fraud exists and it is amazingly/sadly common in healthcare. Tighten up your processes and procedures for paying bills, credit card usage and permissions. Differentiation of duties, cross checks and transparent reporting are great ways, all be it not ironclad ways, to stop or discourage fraud. It is ALWAYS the last person you would expect! …

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Bag Fees and Other Administrative Services

American Airlines, back in 2008, started charging for checked baggage (really, I looked it up!). Up to that point, and even today, most of us have thought that the cost of the ticket should include the cost of checking a bag! As it turns out, the ticket price is only for getting us safely (not…

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The Dangers Of Swimming

T75.1XXA — Swimmer’s cramp H60.331 — Swimmer’s ear, right ear B65.3 — Swimmer’s itch In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the new and expanded code set and the additional clinical documentation needed from your providers to…

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